Faith Formation

For those interested in Certificate Programs  – please contact the Office for Discipleship before you register (
For those interested in the Hamilton Diocesan Youth Ministry Certificate please contact

The Dayton program does not certify you for a particular ministry within the work force – it simply expands your knowledge within that field.

Dayton offers Certificate programs in: Catechesis, Adult Faith Formation, Social Justice, Marianist Studies, Foundations for Leadership in Ministry, and Special Needs.

The following are courses that you might find interesting and worthwhile for various Ministries within your Parish. This is by no means a comprehensive Listing of all that is available through Dayton. If you have any questions please refer to the full listing of courses found on the Dayton University website or contact David Dayler at

If your interest
is in the Liturgy,
you might look at:

If you are in a Parish Leadership role you might look at:

If your interest is Catholic Doctrine,
you might look at:

If your interest is Scripture Study,
you might look at:

Please note these are but some of the offerings available to you through the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation at Dayton University. For a full listing of courses and seminars please visit the website.


Four years ago, June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released the ecological encyclical Laudato Si, which was long awaited and much anticipated by both the Catholic world and the larger community beyond. Since then, Laudato Si has deepened both our understanding of the major ecological issues along with the importance of faith to fully understand and live by its guiding principles.

Greenspirittv and joined forces with Bishop Donald Bolen to produce a 12-part video series with lesson plans for exploring Laudato Si. We urge you to consider using these videos for personal use or in your parish – the series stands up beautifully as a statement of Canadian Catholic concern and experience.

The twelve part series of videos can be found at:

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